Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fruit Risotto Oatmeal

Fruit Risotto Oatmeal
*Serves 4-6

(For anyone counting: this is fat and sugar free)

1/2 cup steel-ground oats (such as McCann’s Irish Oatmeal) (regular rolled oats works but no where near as good)
1 cup Arborio rice
1 14 ounce can evaporated skim milk and 5 cups water
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean scraped
1/2 cup Splenda (sugar works too, but I don't use sugar in anything)
1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup ripe raspberries
1 cup ripe strawberries, quartered
1 bag frozen raspberries, thawed and lightly drained
2 cups of any ripe fruit, peaches are my favorite

In a rice cooker (or large pot) add all the ingredients, except the fruit. Cook until done in a rice cooker. If using a pot, bring the mixture to a quick boil and then lower to a simmer and cook, covered, for about 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the raspberries and stir to combine. If using fresh fruit, stir in the strawberries and continue to stir until the berries have turned the risotto slightly pink, 1-2 minutes. Serve immediately. If you are planning on saving leftovers and heating up in the morning, only add berries to each individual serving the morning of and not to the whole batch.


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